Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey Author:John Dickson Carr The Godfrey murder is one of the great unsolved historical mysteries. In 1678, Godfrey, a well-known London magistrate, disappeared. Days later his body was found on Primrose Hill. Several Catholics were executed for the crime, but the evidence of their innocence is overwhelming. — Carr's book may read like one of his crime novels, but it is a tr... more »ue account of an extraordinary episode in Charles II's reign. Not only does Carr carefully recreate a brawling, brutal age, but he examines in detail the events surrounding Godfrey's death and identifies a murderer who had been unsuspected for almost 300 years.
This edition contains a new introduction and afterword by Douglas G. Green, a historian specializing in this period of British history.« less